Antique Sommer, Munich- Germany

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Antique maps and prints. Decorative maps, charts, city views and prints.

London map fair in June the 6th and 7th, 2015

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The largest Antique Map Fair in Europe, established 1980. We exhibit at the historic London venue of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). This event brings together around 40 of the leading national and international antiquarian map dealers as well as … Continued

Johann Baptist Homann (Homann’s Heirs) African Maps

Johann Baptist Homann is an important figure in antique map and historical map circles. He was born in Nuremberg in Southern Germany and has made several important contributions to cartography, especially maps that explore the Americas. Princeton states that Homann … Continued

The African Continent: Adina Sommer African Collection

Adina Sommer’s rare map collection includes historical and antique maps from all continents. In this post, we will look at the African collection to explore antique maps that have made important contributions to the public knowledge of Africa from both … Continued

Adina Sommer Feature: Hartmann Schedel Religious Influences

  Hartmann (Hartmund) Schedel (1440-1514) is one of the first cartographers to use the printed press. He was a trained physician, humanist, and bibliophile whose love for books and the arts resulted in him making noted contributions to history and cartography. … Continued

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